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4 hours ago

Palestinians Call for "Day of Rage" After Deadly Protests

Israeli security forces surrounded Jerusalem’s Old City on Friday as Palestinian leaders called for a “day of rage” after massive protests shook the West Bank overnight, NBC News reported. A protester was killed and 200 were wounded on Thursday, as thousands demonstrated against the offensive that has killed more than 800 Palestinians in Gaza, Reuters reported. Israel's Security Cabinet is set to meet Friday to discuss international cease-fire efforts, but also the option of expanding its eight-day-old ground operation in Gaza, a defense official told The Associated Press. Read »
4 hours ago

Weather Blamed in Africa Jet Crash; Black Box Found

A passenger jet that crashed after vanishing over west Africa was likely brought down in northern Mali by bad weather, French officials said, NBC News reported. The wreckage of Air Algerie Flight AH5017 was found in the town of Gossi and French soldiers secured on of its black boxes, France's president said. Operated by Spain-based Swiftair, the jet had been traveling from Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso, to Algiers, when it lost contact with air traffic controllers about 50 minutes into the flight. President Francois Holland announced there were no survivors among the 118 onboard, The Associated Press reported. Read »
4 minutes ago

Church Member Behind Porcelain Dolls Outside Homes

Thursday, Jul 24, 2014 at 7:33 PM

8 Days, 3 Plane Crashes, More Than 450 Likely Dead

16 minutes ago

Foster Child Left in Kansas Hot Car Dies: Police

A 10-month-old foster child died after being left in a car on a 95-degree day in a in Wichita, Kansas, neighborhood on Thursday, police said. One man has been arrested, NBC affiliate KSN reported. Two boys at the family’s home were put in protective custody, NBC News reported. Read »
3 hours ago

MH17 Debris Site Deserted, Unsecured for Hours

Portions of the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17's wreckage appeared to be left unattended for hours on Friday, with no sign of international monitors or pro-Russian rebels at one of the main debris sites. While the crash site has never been guarded 24 hours a day, the NBC News team on the ground said one of the main impact sites was left unguarded for most of the morning. OSCE spokesman Michael Bociurkiw emailed NBC News and denied that OSCE monitors were not at the scene in the morning but declined to clarify further. Read »
Wednesday, Jul 23, 2014 at 9:09 PM
 

He is a 24-hours president and communications allow him to do his job anywhere.  

— White House Deputy Press Secretary Eric Schultz answering a question from reporters about whether Pres. Obama needs to return to the White House.
12 minutes ago

"He Was a Creep": Hospital Shooting Suspect Called Abusive, Crazy

36 minutes ago

Chicago Airport Worker Stole Items Meant for Military Overseas: Police

30 minutes ago

Doctor in Psych Unit Shootout Released from Hospital

2 hours ago

Tree-Killing Fungus Spreads in Florida Everglades

12 minutes ago

Wanted Man Taunts Police Online, Gets Arrested the Next Day

2 hours ago

USC Graduate Student Found Dead After Attack

3 hours ago

Market Basket Employees to Hold "Grand Finale" Rally

Market Basket protestors in Massachusetts will rally Friday morning in a "grand finale" protest, as the employees' walkout grinds on and the chorus of calls for the company to reinstate its ousted CEO grows louder, New England Cable News reported. According to the Save Market Basket Facebook page, the rally will be held at 9 a.m. Friday at the Tewksbury Market Basket on Main Street. Employees are angry over the firing and replacement of former CEO Arthur T. Demoulas by his cousin after decades of bitter feuding. Read »
14 minutes ago

NYPD Collecting DNA in Brooklyn Bridge White Flags Investigation